ver·i·fi·ca·tion | \ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of verification 

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

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The current property transaction process is a series of handoffs of information from one party to another — the credit report to the lender, the title verification to the buyer, the appraisal to everyone, and so on. Joanne Cleaver,, "Could blockchain technology transform homebuying in Cook County — and beyond?," 9 July 2018 Without independent verification, these claims should be taken with a pinch of salt, but the underlying technology is certainly solid. James Vincent, The Verge, "This Japanese AI security camera shows the future of surveillance will be automated," 26 June 2018 Facebook recently rolled out a new political ad policy that requires political ads to say who paid for them and those purchasing ads to go through a verification process. Bree Tracey, Fox News, "How under-fire Facebook is bolstering its battle against fake news," 12 July 2018 Supporters submitted more than 100,000 signatures on Monday, but the verification process may take as long as 30 days. David Garrick,, "$900M housing bond still alive pending fate of convention center measure," 11 July 2018 Former officials say the U.S. needs to obtain a list of all of North Korea’s nuclear assets, nail down verification arrangements in a country that has resisted intrusive monitoring and settle on a speedy schedule for dismantling Pyongyang’s arsenal. Jessica Donati, WSJ, "Pompeo Heads Back to North Korea," 6 July 2018 The closest thing to verification on Reddit, even now, is a confirmation that the email attached to your account is real. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "The Transformative Power of Reddit's Alien Mascot," 6 July 2018 Cheryl said the few medals Robert was awarded years ago were lost in a move, the replacement process unearthed the bevy of honors Robert qualified for, however getting the medals took a while because of the Marine Corps’ verification process. Maya Moore, Courant Community, "Courtney Hosts Ceremony To Present Military Medals to Vietnam Veteran In Niantic," 6 July 2018 And yet, such vetting and verification wouldn’t be nearly so time-consuming had the Trump administration bothered to keep detailed records on every family that forcibly broke up. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Justice Department Asks for More Time to Reunite Migrant Families," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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ver·i·fi·ca·tion | \ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked


ver·i·fi·ca·tion | \ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Legal Definition of verification 

1 : an act or process of verifying

2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition

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